Kathy Poehnert, M.Ed.Psych., PCC

Focus: Resilience building, Personal/relationship awareness, Positive Leadership Skills

Executive Coach/Facilitator

“I will be forever grateful for the time I spent with Kathy and for the confidence she helped me find within myself.”

— H.M., Chief Human Resources Officer, Finance

Kathy is a “Positivologist”; seeking to find opportunity in challenge and helping her clients to do the same. She is very solution-focused, but process-driven; using her Psychology background to understand human behavior and potential, and help clients surface strengths and obstacles, develop awareness and insight, and implement action plans for success…seeing everyone as “whole, creative, and resourceful”.

Kathy has over 30 years of experience developing and supporting leaders in many industries, including Financial Services, Public Relations, Health Care, Marketing and Law. She was an Executive coach for Deloitte, where she was a member of the Career Connections team; coaching Senior Leaders around issues related to career and personal development, often focusing on intra- and inter-personal communication skills, emotional Intelligence, and goal-setting. Her clients describe Kathy as very supportive, engaging, and present; able to see patterns of self-sabotaging behavior and co-create with clients specific plans for change.

Kathy was a lead trainer for an internationally accredited Coach Training Institute for 10 years and has co-facilitated a mentor program for coaches seeking their ICF (International Coach Federation). She has designed and delivered hundreds of corporate and non-profit workshops/trainings and has expertise in helping leaders to hone their presentation skills as well.

Kathy is a curious, life-long learner, incorporating many powerful approaches in her coaching, including Appreciative Inquiry, Neuro-Linguistic Programming, Accelerated Learning, Neuro-plasticity research, and Positive Psychology.

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Education and Certification

International Coach Federation, Professional Certified Coach (PCC)

M.Ed., Psychology

B.A., Psychology

Certified in Neuro-linguistic Programming and Neuro-positive Research